High Altitude rod run, 2014

Click to start slideshow The 2014 High Altitude run was a little affected by a number of cancellations, as a number of entrants had budgeted for the trip to the Un-Nationals in Tasmania. The events didn’t suffer in any way, though, and nor did the public’s perception of the spectacle. The Saturday cruise was to the Railway Museum this year, and that appeared to be well received by both the volunteers at the Museum, and the rodders.

The morning tea was more than a few points above what most of us remember as ‘railway food’ – delicious and appropriate; even a little indulgent. The connection with the now-defunct Toowoomba foundry was pointed out a number of times, as some of the rolling stock had been made in Toowoomba.

Of course, there was then the open day at Warren and Kerry Wilkie’s hot rod shop, and the cold drinks were snapped up by the fascinated attendees. There were some truly interesting projects on display, and many a head was seen nodding in appreciation of the fine workmanship.

Saturday night’s party at the show grounds went off well, and Sunday dawned mostly clear and a little breezy. The display in Margaret Street, with over 100 rods on view, was well received by the public then it was time to hit the show grounds again for lunch and awards presentations.

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Slide show 2, 19 images
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